Blog: Wal-Mart’s sustainable supply
Leonie Barrie | 3 July 2006
Last week, a group of textile supply chain specialists, environmental consultants and representatives from non-profit organisations descended upon the world’s largest retailer to look at the sustainable production and use of textiles. Wal-Mart says it is keen to gain an insight into the debate on natural fibres and wants to learn more about standards, metrics, and certifications, key trends, definitions of sustainability in the textile supply chain, and the environmental, social, and economic impact of different business choices – although before you read too much into its intentions, the company stresses it doesn’t expect to make any immediate business decisions following the meeting.
But for anyone who’s sceptical about its commitment to sustainable textiles, Wal-Mart was recently named as one the five brands using the most organic cotton globally in 2005.
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